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Welcome to the show that loves to rummage around for hidden treasures then helps sell them at auction.
Today I'm off to meet a lady who worked at a famous Italian glass company. She must have good taste.
I hope so, as we go in search of Cash In The Attic.
'Coming up on Cash In The Attic: our expert's sparkling charm wins over the lady of the house.'
-That's very good news indeed.
-Is that good?
-No more cleaning!
'Jonty feels the love after an impressive estimate.'
In the meantime, you can carry on cuddling Jonty, but not too much.
'And in spite of a roller coaster auction, the love keeps on coming.'
-Now tell me, are you happy?
-What do you think?
'Find out what happens when the final hammer falls.'
Today I'm in Kent to meet Elisa Brown, who had an unfortunate accident.
Her bath overflowed and now she needs some cash to fix it.
77-year-old Elisa Brown was born and raised in Northern Italy.
After moving to the UK in 1965, she got married and had two children, Andrew and Liana.
Now divorced, Elisa still keeps herself very busy
and although she suffered a serious health scare a few years back, there's nothing this lady likes more
than looking after her fabulous garden, cooking delicious Italian food and even the odd bit of DIY.
Joining her today is grandson James, who is about to start a law degree.
Our expert, Jonty Hearnden, has many years' experience in antiques
so let's hope today's search for great pieces isn't too much of a trial.
'Whilst Jonty starts the search, I meet Elisa and James.'
-Hello, you two.
-Own up. Who called our team?
-Why did you call us in?
-I wanted you to see my things,
have a look and if I can sell anything to do some work in the house, in the bathroom.
-How much money are you going to need?
-£1,000, £2,000, whatever.
-£1,000-£2,000. We've got our work cut out. Do you know about antiques?
-No, nothing about antiques!
-I'm going to nod my head and pretend I know what's going on!
-He hasn't got a clue,
-I haven't got a clue, you haven't got a clue.
-Have you got Jonty?
-So do not panic. Shall we go and find him?
-Come on, then. That way.
'Well, our target is £1,000, which should go a long way to repairing that damaged bathroom floor.
'I only have to take one look at this beautiful house to see we're in for quite a day's rummaging.
'There really do seem to be antiques and collectables at every turn, so let's hope
'we find plenty of great items. It looks like our Jonty has spotted our first potential lot
'and Elisa has already spotted Jonty.'
-There he is, as promised.
-Hello, my darling.
Steady on there. Put him down now. He's got valuable stuff there.
-Tell me about this clock.
-It's from my son.
-Can we sell it?
-You'll need to ask him, but I think.
-You think we...? If we can get his permission.
-This is called a carriage clock.
-Of course, it has a handle.
But the whole point of these was that you could carry them around.
They're so well-designed, you can carry the clock like this, but you can turn them upside down,
-and they would still work.
-The better ones were made in France
and they often came in leather cases. The travelling leather case.
It really is very well made indeed.
It's got all the weight, all the design on the inside there. It's superbly put together.
Look at the face. We've got the phases of the moon, all these dials.
It's a very good, modern carriage clock. It's probably one of the best I've ever seen, Very nice model.
-We're getting excited now.
-Aren't we just?
-One of the best he's ever seen.
-The big question...
-If Jonty said it, it's true, then.
-It must be true cos I said it. It's all fact.
-Does it mean it'll get us money at auction?
It will get us some money, but it's not an antique.
It falls between that awkward period of time - is it a reproduction? Is it a copy?
Where does it fall in the marketplace?
It just has to be an awful lot cheaper than good carriage clocks.
And it will be a lot less than you'd pay for this in a shop.
At auction, we're looking at £200-£300, which I think is not a very high price,
but that's where it has to be. That's the figure you'd put onto it.
I'll ring your son and see if he wants to sell it. In the meantime, cuddle Jonty - but not too much!
'It's nice to see a new member of the Jonty Hearnden fan club.
'Let's hope Elisa's son Andrew is happy to let that clock go.
'Time is certainly of the essence and, while we've started well,
'there's plenty to do if we're to reach that £1,000 target for home improvements.
'Grandson James has discovered this set of Royal Doulton ceramic jugs, given to Elisa by an old friend.
'Doulton began manufacturing in London in the early 19th century
'and soon became renowned for their fine stoneware.
'This lot is in excellent condition and, with the right bidding,
'should fetch £40-£60.'
-Ah! A collection of spoons, I see. Can I have a look?
Let me look at these ones. We've got a big serving spoon.
We've got some dessert spoons and some teaspoons as well.
OK. These are very nice, indeed. And look how beautifully they're weighted and balanced.
Really charming. So they have been initialled.
This is a different initial to this one, so they're different ages.
-But any idea how old this might be?
-Early 19th century?
-We've got marks on the back here.
-Dated late George III period, so it's about 1820, 1830.
The most important thing is this shape has been around for quite some time.
It's very popular. One of the most popular British shapes of a spoon.
The vast majority of spoons we see of this shape will be plated rather than solid silver.
But here we have a mark on the back, the lion, that tells us
-that this is a solid silver spoon.
If you pass the collection to me, I'll give you some sense of value by weight.
Roughly... probably 20-25 ounces there,
-so roughly £100-£150 at auction.
-Yes, lovely. Good.
-Is that good?
-Fantastic. No more cleaning!
'But will we see a sterling performance under the hammer?'
-We've got two bidders interested.
'Only time will tell.
'I'm hoping we do pretty well today, particularly as we're turning up pieces like this inlaid games table.
'We think it could be Italian and, although it's fairly modern,
'we hope bidders will think £100-£200 is a good deal.
'So far, we've been pleasantly surprised by the sheer variety of antiques throughout Elisa's home,
'but it turns out many of them have a fascinating story attached.
'They all have in common the lady who bequeathed them to Elisa.'
I've spent some time here and listened to lots of stories
and one name keeps coming up - Dorothy. Who is Dorothy?
Dorothy was my neighbour.
And once she broke her foot I took care of her.
And then when she got better, she went back home.
A couple of weeks later, she said, "Elisa, I want to come and live with you."
I said, "Why's that? Are you frightened?"
"No," she said, "I just want to come and live with you." OK.
-And that was it. Stayed here 23 years.
-What sort of person was she?
Lovely. Lovely lady, very well educated. I like educated people.
I just think it's nice. She knew anything I wanted to know.
I'd ask Dorothy and she knew. She had such a knowledge.
And when Dorothy died, she left you a few things. Is it going to be difficult to say goodbye to them?
I've got my own personal things of Dorothy's I've kept. I'd never part with that. And lots of pictures.
-I see them all over the house. She was lovely.
-We'd better make sure
-that Jonty doesn't start looking at the personal items.
-Do you want to doubly make sure?
-Let's go and find him.
-Don't worry. We will find him.
'Elisa is clearly a very caring lady and her warm Italian hospitality is making us feel very at home.
'Time moves on, though, and there's plenty to do.
'The lady of the house heads upstairs and finds more Royal Doulton in this jolly farmer.
'It represents the American festival of Thanksgiving, celebrated every November since the mid-19th century,
'and for which the traditional meal is turkey. The piece would have cost £125 when it was produced
'in the early 1970s and although it hasn't kept its value too well, it'll still fetch £30-£50
-'in a general sale.'
-Jonty, could you look at this?
-What is it?
-This barometer here.
-OK. Definitely an item for sale?
-Where's it from?
-It was given to my grandmother by a woman named Dorothy,
-who lived here. My grandmother looked after her. I don't know much more.
-Are you a fan of barometers? Do you have one at home?
I think they were probably a lot more common back in the day, before TV and the internet.
It was first invented in the early 1600s in Florence by Torricelli,
who was an assistant to the great astronomer Galileo.
The science hasn't really changed how one operates this instrument.
It's basically a vacuumed tube of mercury. Sitting on top of that
is a float operating one of these hands. Have you got any idea how old this might be?
-Absolutely no clue.
-Give me a guess.
-I'd say 150, maybe 200 years?
Yeah, it's about 150 years old.
Maybe a little earlier than that, sort of 1830s.
The timber is rosewood. It was very popular in the early 19th century.
You can tell it's rosewood because of the black streaky grain.
The shape is unsurprisingly called a banjo barometer. A bit of damage here, but glass can be replaced.
Not a problem, but it has to be reflected in its price.
A barometer like that, needs a little bit of TLC, at auction,
-On the hotter side of fair!
-We need to find some more bits.
I think the thing with the barometer is that if somebody's there who really wants to buy it,
I think putting a value on it is obviously quite difficult. It depends on how much they want it.
£100 plus would be great.
'Well, not a bad amount, but the pressure is still on to reach that £1,000 target.
'Luckily, there are still loads of interesting pieces
'and it's not long before Jonty is drawn to this mahogany-cased wall clock from the mid-19th century.
'Good examples are highly sought after
'and Jonty's valued it at an impressive £200-£300.
'A great result and about time, too!'
James, Jonty, come and look at this. I don't know much about it,
-but I love the colour.
-Extraordinary. This is really interesting.
-We've got a mark here. Crown Devon lustre.
-There's another one here from Wedgwood.
-I do recognise that.
-That's a very good name to have as far as this is concerned.
This is a vase that's inspired by the Wedgwood factory.
You can date this by the design. See the lady on the front. She has a 1920s feel,
but she's not just a lady. She's got wings and a wand. She's a fairy.
This lustre design is very clever. It really has that feel of oil on top of a water surface.
That very shiny feel to it.
It's very difficult to make. An awful lot of work's gone into that.
This is really a copy of a Wedgwood design. Everyone copied everybody else. Others would follow.
So this is, basically, a design that was inspired by the Wedgwood factory
and at auction can make fortunes. You have a very simple vase or bowl that will make in excess of £1,000.
I feel very nervous holding this!
I can't see any fairies. I just see some butterflies.
Because it's so small, it won't be one of the high-priced items, so don't get too excited, guys,
but that's still saleable. We're not talking Wedgwood prices.
Look how similar that colour is. One copying the other.
-We can sell the two together and we're looking at £50-£100.
-They are beautiful pieces.
I think we'd better doubly make sure your grandma wants these to go.
'I'm sure that Dorothy would have wanted to help her old friend
'and would have approved of those vases going to auction.
'I'm going to leave the rummage in the capable hands of Jonty and James.'
Now, Elisa, it's lovely to be in your garden to catch up with you.
-I want to know more about you. You are Italian?
-Whereabouts in Italy?
-It's about 15 minutes from Venice.
-And what brought you to England?
I came to see my sister
and to learn English.
then I met my husband and got married and stayed.
-Is family really important to you?
-Oh, yeah. We're all close.
All very close, like we are in Italy. We're all a family.
There are many cousins and we're all close, very close.
People are like that in Italy.
-So what do you do in your free time?
-There's always things to do in the garden. It's quite big.
All this, the front, the side.
Then if I'm not doing that, I'm doing the house. Painting, decorating. There's always things to do.
-As we sit here, we're very lucky to be talking to you at all. You had a bit of an incident.
-Tell me about it.
-I had a brain haemorrhage.
I was at the bank one day, in the queue waiting,
and all of a sudden I become completely deaf.
And I was so... I didn't know what to think.
Then I felt a bit sick. Anyway, I managed to come home.
The same thing repeated again on Saturday and this time was worse.
And thank God my son was here.
First thing I knew, I was in an ambulance.
And they operated two days later and here I am.
I'm very glad that you are here. I've had a great time chatting,
-but as you know, you don't get anything by lazing in the garden.
-Not anything at all.
-So let's get back rummaging and find your lovely Jonty. Come on.
-My lovely Jonty.
'I'm getting jealous. Whilst I chatted to this remarkable woman,
'the boys have been busy. We could be in the frames for a few pounds
'as Jonty spots this set of four prints. Pictures always prove popular and they're good examples.
'He values them at £49-£60.'
-Elisa, I think I've found something. Come and have a look.
-Time for a cup of tea?
-So tell me about this tea service here.
How long have you had it?
I've had it for quite some time.
-About 30, 40 years.
-Did you buy it new or was it a gift?
-Really? Do you still use it?
I think I have used it on two occasions. That's about all.
-Is it something you might consider selling?
I like it, but I've got so many of them, as you can see.
Yes, most of these shelves here actually have this tea service.
The great thing, as I'm sure you are aware of, is this is Shelley.
Shelley's a very good name to have. This shape was used by the factory in the '20s and '30s.
So this shape was really designed between the wars.
And all the decoration you see here is hand done.
They used many different patterns on this very same shape. Very popular.
The rarer patterns can make quite a bit of money. That's very good.
An awful lot of tea services in people's cupboards don't have very much value at all,
but Shelley's a different kettle of fish.
-So do you like this set?
-Oh, I like it. The quality of it is so fine.
-Yes, it is.
-Oh, very fine.
-I notice we've got a few damages up here.
-In the cupboard there are a few items that are damaged or missing. Is that correct?
-The sugar bowl.
-It was like that when I was given it.
-And there's only seven cups.
And a few plates as well, I see.
Yes, there's those, too. There's eleven of one and twelve of the other.
So almost a twelve-place set, but not quite!
-I need a cup, an extra cup!
-It's definitely worth putting in. Shelley's a very good name to have.
-We're looking at around £80-£120.
-And they're very nice.
-Very nice indeed.
If we put them at that price, we could be very pleasantly surprised because it could make more.
-Anyway, let's put that down there. One for the auction, £80-£120.
-More stuff this way?
'Timekeeping is clearly important in this house because it's not long before James turns up
'yet another carriage clock. Legend has it that Napoleon,
'having almost lost a battle because one officer was late, ordered his military chiefs to carry one
'with them at all times.
'This 20th-century example is boxed and working and we hope will reach
'a regal £100-£200 at auction.
'We've scoured most of the rooms, but there's still the attic.
'You never know what you'll find.'
Jonty! Elisa! Can you come here?
-Long time no see.
-This looks very interesting.
-Over to you.
-Can I take it out? Be very careful taking the blade out.
Wow. Look at that.
That's extraordinary. That's very good quality.
-What's the history behind this?
-It belongs to my uncle and has been passed through the generations.
-Yes. How many generations?
-Maybe three generations. OK.
Three, yes. Three generations for sure.
It's a lot older than that. This sword here will be... an 1803 model.
-1803. So it's very early 19th century, which is quite extraordinary.
-A quick question - how do you know it's 1803?
-The style and design.
-This sabre type of sword became fashionable
right towards the end of the very end of the 18th century.
It was the officers that demanded a sword that had a little bit more fighting prowess.
The straight swords weren't as effective as this curved blade.
The English army found itself in all four corners of the globe,
often in very inhospitable places, very aggressive were the enemy.
So these weren't ceremonial. We now look at them as purely that.
These had a practical purpose.
If you were an English officer you could afford decoration as well and just look at the detail.
This blue and gilded part of the blade is really very nice to see.
These blades were personalised. They weren't all standard.
It really is very, very nice to see.
Really good quality. Really very nice quality.
-Have you ever thought about the value of this sword?
-No, I didn't.
-No? It's not £200 or £300, it's not £400.
-This is more like £600-£800.
-Very easily at auction.
I think that's a wonderful way to round off a really enjoyable day.
Jonty and I have had a great day. I know you wanted to raise about £1,000-£2,000.
You want to do a lot of work. I think we've done really well.
We think, conservatively,
we reckon we could make £1,620. How does that sound?
-That's very good.
-I think I had a wonderful group here. You're fantastic boys.
-Aw, thank you.
-All of you.
'Ah, well, we've had a terrific day with Elisa and grandson James.
'I think we've managed to find some great objects for auction.
'At an impressive £200-£300, that quality carriage clock should strike a positive note -
'if Andrew is happy to let it go.
'That tulip-top barometer was left to Elisa by her friend Dorothy.
'At £80-£120, let's hope it doesn't turn out to be a damp squib in the sale room.
'And we hope those silver spoons will serve up a great result
'when they go under the hammer at £100-£150.
'Still to come: some tricky bidding in the sale room doesn't worry Elisa.'
-Oh, £10 below my estimate.
-I know. Never mind. You were nearly there.
'And that's amore for Jonty from his number one fan.'
-Do I get a cuddle?
-Not from me, Jonty.
'Be there when the hammer falls.
'Elisa's items are to be sold at the Chiswick Auction Rooms.
'Unfortunately, I can't be there for the sale, but I would only be in the way between Elisa and Jonty.
'It'll come as no surprise that all eyes are on the star item.'
Ah, there you are! Saying a last goodbye to the family silver?
-I think we are. It's on its way.
-Have you got a reserve on it?
-We do. A reserve of £800.
-That's the top end of my estimate.
As it's got a bit of family history involved, that's the amount we'd like to get for it, or stay at home.
-Have you got any other reserves?
-Yes, on the carriage clock.
-And what's that?
£300. Right. The auction's about to take place,
so take the sword with you and we'll go and take our places.
Elisa is n desperate need of a new bathroom and wants to raise £1,000 to help pay for it.
All we need's a room full of bidders ready to part with their cash.
If you're thinking of heading to auction to sell your antiques, remember that charges will apply,
so make sure you check with the sale room first.
Right, this lot is the Crown Devon vase and cover
that has that lustre feel to it.
And also a Wedgwood vase as well. Do you like this, James?
The detail on both is incredible.
Well, let's see what happens. I've put £50-£100. I hope that it might make more than that,
-but what do I know?
-Straight in at £50. £50. And 5 I'll take.
At £50. Anybody else at 50? 55. 60 with me.
60 with me. 65. 70 with me.
-We've gone past 75..
-£100 still on the book. At £100.
-110, come on.
I'm going to sell it. £100.
-Do I get a cuddle?
-Not from me, Jonty!
Quite right, James. He's very partial to a cuddle
and I'm sure there's more where that came from. That's a great result and bang on Jonty's top estimate.
Let's hope this next collection of Royal Doulton ceramics gets the bidders going, too.
-Where were they from?
-From an auction in 1968.
-You bought them?
-My husband did.
Was he an auction magpie?
He did buy quite a lot of stuff. I've still got it there.
Start me at £20 the lot, please. Anyone for £20?
20 I'm bid there. Thank you. £20.
22. 25. 28. 30. To my left at £30.
I'll sell at 30. Anybody else? At £30 it goes. £30.
-Do you remember what your husband paid?
-How much did he pay?
Not such a great result for the Royal Doulton, but it's still £30 towards Elisa's new bathroom.
-This is a collection of four prints. Where are they from?
-I believe they're from America.
-A gentleman gave them to me in 1963.
-So you've had them for almost 50 years.
Oh, yes. I've had them myself since 1963.
OK, we're looking for £40-£60 on this one. Here they come.
I've got a bit of interest. A left bid with me at £20.
-Not very much, is it?
Anybody else at £20? On the book at 20.
At £20, then. Sold or unsold, depending on what you want.
-No, I'd rather keep them than sell them for £20.
Hmm. After a strong start, we seem to be faltering slightly.
It shows the right bidders have to be in the room.
I reckon the outlook should be much better for this next lot.
-James, it's the barometer.
-Ready for this one?
-I like the barometer now.
-So are you going to go on the internet to find the weather
-or check it on a barometer?
-I'll stick with the internet now that the barometer's gone!
-Is there a hole in the hallway now?
-I'll have to paint it over!
Start me at £50 for this. 40 to go.
40 I'm bid there. 45. 50.
5. 60. 5.
£65. At 65. Not quite enough.
Anybody else? At £65. Are you all done? 65 is the bid. Not sold.
-It's going back. You don't have to get the paintbrush out.
-What do they want it for? Nothing?
I think Elisa's got a point! Be wary of selling items for significantly less than they're worth.
There's always another day and another room full of buyers who might fork out the big money.
This cheerful chap should brighten up the sale room.
From the 1970s, it's a popular piece for Royal Doulton collectors.
At £30-£50, let's just hope it doesn't turn out to be a turkey.
-Why do we have this in the house? What was the inspiration?
-Actually, the title really.
-But it's quite nice.
-Yeah, well, hope it does more.
A bit of interest. Straight in at £10. 10 12.
14. 16. 18. 20. £20.
-Off we go.
28. £28 there. At 28.
Anybody else at £28? I'm going to sell it, then. At £28 it goes.
£2 below. Disappointed again?
Yea, but never mind. You can't have everything.
OK, we may still be a long way off that £1,000 target,
but I think Elisa needs to stay positive. There are plenty of really good pieces still to go.
Up next, this Shelley 1930s Art Deco tea service,
given to Elisa as a gift 40 years ago. Jonty values it at £80-£120.
Featuring the acacia design, it's in very good condition, so fingers crossed.
-Are you disappointed that this is coming up for sale? I know you haven't used it much.
Yes, it's very, very nice,
but I've got many other sets.
It's the most delicate one, so it can go.
I'm straight in here. I've got a left bid of £60.
That's good. Straight in at £60.
70. 5. 80. Still with me at £80. At £80. Anybody else?
At £80 for that Shelley. For 80. Are you all done? At £80 it goes. On the book at 80, then.
-The Art Deco tea set was a bit of a disappointment.
-What a disappointment!
-One of the slightly...
-I could have sold it for £700! That's a fact.
I think with Jonty's estimate, he was quite excited about it.
I'd at least have taken £200.
-Unfortunately, that's the way things go sometimes.
-Well, there you go.
Hm, Elisa may have been able to find a buyer elsewhere, but at least it made Jonty's estimate,
so I don't think it's that bad. Now we've reached the halfway mark.
How close are we to that magical £1,000 target?
-We've had a few disappointments.
-And even those items that have sold, nothing went through the roof,
-apart from those lovely vases that we had.
-So we've got a bit of an uphill struggle to make that target.
But the positive upside is we've got those fabulous higher-value items - the sword,
the nice carriage clock.
So at the moment, we've made £238 only.
-We need a bit more.
We need a lot more, don't we, if we're to make that £1,000?
-I suggest we have a little break and come back with positive thoughts.
Well, after such a disappointing first half, a break for Elisa and James is well earned,
but there still seems to be plenty of bidders looking for a bargain, so onwards and, we hope, upwards
towards that £1,000 target.
In the meantime, Jonty's spotted a rather impressive scene.
I'm looking at an oil painting or a portrait
of a gentleman by the name of Charles Gwyn Wigley.
You can tell that it's 19th century by that glorious top hat and those very proud, bushy sideburns.
The fashion of the day. If you look at the horse, it has that George Stubbs-esque feel.
If this picture would have been in mint condition, perfect condition, it would be worth an awful lot.
But a lot of restoration has gone on to this picture, a lot on the canvas itself, so it's been overpainted,
probably where damage and cracks had occurred. So it's been correctly re-estimated in the catalogue
and it reads £300-£500, which is about spot on.
Because it's such a handsome-looking man on a very beautiful horse, it should sell for more.
Jonty wasn't far wrong. That elegant figure and his trusty steed went under the hammer
at a healthy £440.
It's time to head back for Elisa's next lot,
this varied set of 13 early 19th-century solid silver spoons. Silver can be a very good investment
although prices can fluctuate dramatically. We hope this haul
will earn us a decent amount.
This is the collection of spoons that we found together.
The ones I segregated out from plated items.
-Were you aware they were solid silver?
-Your grandmama is a shrewd lady. She knows her silver, don't you?
Start me at £60 to go. 60 I'm bid.
65. 70. 5.
90. 5. 100.
120 there. At 120. Anybody else? It's with you at 120. 130 there.
160. In the red, at 160.
£160. Are you all done? 160, then.
-That's better. You like that?
-Do I get a smile?
-Do I get a hug?
I knew it wouldn't be too long before Jonty got a cuddle.
With a hammer price £10 over his upper estimate, he deserves it.
Let's hope we can say the same after this next item, this brass carriage clock.
It's French and relatively modern, but should still give us a timely £100-£200.
-Where was this from?
-From an auction as well.
-And does it work?
A really good worker? OK. I put £100-£200. Let's see
if we can do more like 200. Yes? That's what we need.
-That's what we need.
I need £60 for it, please. 60.
-Two bidders interested.
90. £90 there. Anybody else?
At £90 for the clock. For £90.
At £90, are you all done? £90.
-£10 below my lowest estimate.
-Never mind. We were nearly there.
Yes, exactly. And actually we're slowly, slowly getting there. It's climbing up.
-But by bit.
Good to see both of them staying positive.
And £90 is a respectable amount, but I have a feeling her other carriage clock could do really well.
It's a high-quality modern reproduction in brass.
That belonged to son Andrew. It really is a quality collectable,
so Elisa has sensibly put a £300 reserve on it.
I out £200-£300 on it.
In a retail shop, it's a lot more.
Let's see if we can get that price
-as high as we possibly can.
A lot of interest in this. Straight in at £220.
230. 240. 250.
260 there in the middle. 270.
Have you got 280, sir? No, 270.
280 on the telephone? 280. 290.
300 on the telephone.
At £300 on the phone. At £300.
Anybody else? At £300 I'm going to sell it... 320.
340 on the telephone. At 340, last chance.
-Now tell me.
-Are you happy?
-Yeah, I'm happy.
-What do you think?
-Great result, above top estimate.
There was a reserve on the carriage clock of £300.
It was a little bit slow and there was a telephone bidder.
Great to see it go over the reserve. 340, good price.
-I don't think my uncle is particularly fond of it anyway.
Much rather have the money!
James certainly isn't short of an opinion. Where does he get it from?
There are still some very desirable pieces to come, not least this impressive modern games table.
It's an interesting table because it's so decorative,
but it is reproduction. We're not sure where it'll go,
so my bottom estimate is £100, the top end is £200.
-So let's hope.
-I think that's right.
-Here it comes.
Where shall we start? £50 to go?
40, then. £40 to start me?
I'm bid 40. 45. 50. 55.
-All I'm bid is 55.
Not quite enough. £55, the games table. At £55. Not sold, I'm afraid.
-You must be disappointed by that.
-Yeah, because I've got to wrap it up again!
Another unsold piece, but let's stay upbeat. Next under the hammer
is that mahogany-cased mid-Victorian wall clock,
which could take us well past the winning post.
OK. I've put £200-£300 on it.
-I hope it does well.
-It's one of our bigger value items.
-One of the biggest.
-Yes. Let's hope it sells.
I'm bid £120 for it. With me at 120. 130. 140. 150. 160.
170. 180. £180 now for that clock.
At £180. Are you all done? £180. It goes at 180, then. 180.
-I would have liked to have more, but we've got that.
-That's a heavy chunk there.
-It's a good amount of money. Helps with the taps.
That's the spirit, James.
But let's hope our final total allows Lisa to buy more than taps!
Elisa's put a reserve of £800 on her final item,
the 1803 officer's sword that's been handed down through three generations of the family.
We're backing this one to the hilt, but will the bidders think it's worth the price?
This is the biggie. This has got to count - the sword.
Remember you've got the reserve of £800 on it. If it doesn't sell, how will you feel?
There's a lot of family history, so hopefully we'll get the value.
-We've come this far, so let's get it sold.
-Definitely. Big push.
For £640. Anybody else? At £640.
-Got to go a bit more.
-640. 660. 680.
700. 720. 740.
At 760. Not quite enough. At £760. 780.
£780 now. At 780. I need to take 790. Do you want 800?
£800. In the doorway at 800. Anybody else? £800 in the doorway.
At £800. All done? At £800 it goes. 800, then.
We got it! How about that?
How about that?
Whatever Elisa's on, I want some, too!
A terrific end to the auction. After a slow first half, we made some decent sales, but have we reached
Elisa's £1,000 target?
-Right, well, that's it. What a roller coaster!
-A few disappointments.
-Up and down.
-But towards the end we really got that final push we hoped for.
-You made your target.
And some. Because you have made £1,808.
God! Fantastic! That's really fantastic. Yes!
-Do I get a hug?
Well, Elisa's had to put up with less than luxurious circumstances
after an unfortunate leak at home, but a few weeks after the auction, having raised well over her target,
she wastes no time in heading out to choose her dream bathroom.
'The bathroom has been in that state for three or four weeks.'
I'm really looking forward to seeing it all finished. I hope it'll be quicker than later.
I think this lovely lady deserves every comfort
and with her proceeds from the auction, she'll now be able to enjoy some proper pampering.
When Cash In The Attic came in, I was very happy. They were lovely people, all fantastic.
I wish everybody had them because they were lovely, lovely boys.
Why, thank you, Elisa. And here's your bathroom as it was before
and here's the new one she's always wanted.
If you want to raise money for something special and might have some hidden treasures,
why not apply to be on the show? All the details are online.
Good luck. See you next time.
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